Welcome to another of our very serious and important year-end awards. In this one, we’ll be ranking our top ten matches for 2013.
Like our top wrestlers, originally we were each going to do a separate top five.. but once again, we found that we’d picked a few of the same ones, so there were only ten different matches across the three different lists. What’s wrong with us?!? Anyway, once again, we’ve mashed together all our opinions for one collective top ten.
10. Goldust & Cody Rhodes vs. The Shield: WWE Raw, 15th October
The presence of The Authority has been a drag for the most part, but their feud with the Rhodes family was one thing that worked out pretty fantastically, with the high point being this match where Cody & Goldust won the tag titles from The Shield.
The history between the Rhodes and the McMahons gave it a satisfying edge of truth and, when you get down to it, I think people really do just want to see brothers united and victorious against a common enemy. Big Show’s presence tempered the finish slightly, but it was still an amazing slice of raw emotion that you don’t see a lot of these days. A middle-aged guy in smeared facepaint is money, brother.
9. Daniel Bryan vs. Seth Rollins: WWE Raw, 10th June
These two are spectacular. Magic was made during the Daniel Bryan vs. The Shield string of matches and this was my favorite match from it. Continue reading